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Leadership from both the Air Force and Wright State University gather at a press conference June 13 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to discuss their new USAF Marathon partnership, and other details of the September race. On the flightline of the 445th Airlift Wing in front of a massive C-5 Galaxy -- the featured aircraft of the 11th annual race – are Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command, Molly Louden, director of the USAF Marathon, and David R. Hopkins, president of Wright State University, who all took turns speaking to nearly two dozen media members. (Air Force photo by Kathleen A.K. Lopez) Air Force, academia to partner in USAF Marathon
Leadership from both the Air Force and Wright State University gathered at a press conference June 13 to discuss their new USAF Marathon partnership, and other details of the September race.    Standing on the flightline of the 445th Airlift Wing in front of a massive C-5 Galaxy - the featured aircraft of the 11th annual race - Lt. Gen. Terry
0 6/14
2007
An E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft, known as AWACS, lands at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., March 23 after completing a mission.  The first E-3 touched down at Tinker exactly 30 years to the day and began an new era for air surveillance.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) 552nd celebrates 30 years of the E-3 Sentry
With the E-3 Sentry 30th anniversary events fast approaching, the 552nd Air Control Wing extends an invitation to military members, civilian employees, retirees and families to come out and see the Sentry and learn about this aircraft's history.    The schedule of events is as follows: Friday, June 29 Opening Ceremony - 9 a.m. at Bldg. 230 Wing
0 6/11
2007
After grand opening ceremonies June 5, 72nd Air Base Wing Commander and Tinker Installation Commander Col. Mark Correll, standing, visits with Soldiers and Sailors relaxing in the Military Welcome Center at Will Rogers World Airport.  Col. Correll, 552nd Air Control Wing Vice Commander Col. Jeffrey Beene and VQ-3 Executive Officer Cmdr. Jeffrey Marshall helped cut the grand opening ribbon with other military and civic leaders. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Blue Star Mothers, YMCA make new Military Welcome Center possible
Who among us will remind you not to forget to call home? Who will be waiting anxiously at the airport for your 2 a.m. arrival? Who will get up at 12 a.m. to bake cookies so they will be warm when you arrive? Only a mother and not just any mother... a Blue Star Mother.    The Blue Star Mothers of America Oklahoma City Chapter Six is responsible for
0 6/11
2007
Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 114 agents reload magazines at the firing range during the annual pistol competition held here June 1.  From right are; Charles Benton, Maggie Williams, Seth Newfang, Lance Jackson and Mike Dicicco, a Joint Drug Enforcement Team investigator.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Pistol competition sharpens skills, builds relationships
Nearly 120 federal law enforcement agents came bearing arms, ammunition and a smile at the 10th annual Federal Law Enforcement Pistol Competition last Friday.    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 114 hosted the event that consisted of 15 federal law enforcement agencies including 72nd Security Forces squadron, U.S. Secret
0 6/11
2007
During the 3rd Herd Pen Pal visit the week of May 28, 31st Combat Communications Squadron member Staff Sgt. Benjamin Stolz helps his pen pal heat up her Meals Ready to Eat. From the fifth grade to the 3rd Herd
   Most fifth-grade classes conduct their field trips at the Oklahoma City Zoo, the Omniplex Science Museum, or even the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, but not 'Ellard's Energizers'!    Rhonda Ellard's class of 19 students from Cross Timbers Elementary School in Tecumseh had an exciting day the week of May 28, touring and learning
0 6/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Tinker officials warn military members against identity theft
   Identity theft is a threat and no one is immune, not even military members.    Despite the scams and thieves, military members can take steps to protect themselves from a stolen identity scenario.    "The most effective way to defend yourself against pretexting - the practice of getting your personal information under false pretenses - is to
0 6/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to host FOX network's FOX & Friends morning news program
   Making its third Air Force stop on its Salute to the Troops Tour, the FOX News Network's FOX & Friends morning program will broadcast live from 7 to 8 a.m. June 8 here.   Co-anchor Brian Kilmeade will be on location telecasting reports to his co-anchors in New York City, as well as to a worldwide audience, about the missions and events unique to
0 6/06
2007
Tinker aircraft planner Brian deFonteny was part of a team who changed the KC-135 cabin pressure testing process, carving days off the flow time and saving the Air Force millions.  Mr. deFonteny stands inside a -135 with mechanics who benefit from the new system.  Back from left are; Darrell McElwee, Clarence Stallard, Josh Massey, Grant Simms, Chuck Drake, and Shane Spencer, who was on the planning team. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger)
Mechanics saves Air Force millions
   Four minutes...    That is the time required to reach a safe breathing altitude if fresh air stops circulating through the cabin of a KC-135 due to an environmental control system failure.    However, officials say the testing process to determine whether in-dock cabin pressure can be sustained for four crucial, life-saving minutes was
0 6/05
2007
Tinker radiologist, Maj. (Dr.) Jason Wagner reviews mammograms in his 72nd Medical Group office.  Approximately 1500 mammograms are performed here annually. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Early detection key to surviving breast cancer
   Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States, although lives can, have and will continue to be saved thanks to early detection.    Maj. (Dr.) Jason Wagner, radiologist for the 72nd Medical Support Squadron, said his office performs about 1,500 mammograms a year.    Of that number, they have identified in
0 6/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo Tinker nominated for 2007 Freedom Award
   National Guardsmen and Reservists from Oklahoma including Tinker Air Force Base have nominated their employers to receive the 2007 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.    This award is the highest honor the Department of Defense bestows in recognition of employers who provide outstanding support to their employees serving in the
0 6/05
2007
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